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The Disappearance of Aimee (1976)

In 1926, famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for six weeks. When she surfaced, she claimed that she had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Mexico. Others claimed that she ... See full summary »

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Sister Aimee Semple McPherson
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Minnie Kennedy
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Dist. Atty. Asa Keyes
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Asst. Disty. Atty. Joseph Ryan
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Capt. Cline
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Emma Shaffer
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Judge Blake
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Wallace Moore
Irby Smith ...
Benedict
Hartley Silver ...
Clerk
Rena Andrews
Lucian Benrier
Paul Feliz
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In 1926, famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for six weeks. When she surfaced, she claimed that she had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Mexico. Others claimed that she was off carrying on an affair with a married man. This movie dramatizes the court hearing held to determine exactly what happened. Written by Anonymous

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17 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Disappearance of Aimee (#26.1)  »

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In an interview published in the New York Times on 20 December 1993, director Anthony Harvey said that during filming of this movie, Bette Davis "absolutely took a dislike to Faye Dunaway... I would line them up for a two-shot," he said, "then look through the camera, and I couldn't see Bette." Each time, Davis had inched her chair away to evade a tete-a-tete with the younger Dunaway. See more »

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FAYE AND BETTE : CLASH OF THE TITANS

Incredible true story of real life preacher Aimee McPhearson and what could have really happened when, in 1926, she disappeared. Later on she reappeared insisting that she had been kidnapped. Absorbing and fascinating movie that ends with a sensational courtroom hearing. Faye is superb as Aimee and she is matched scene for scene by Bette as her mother. Their clashing acting styles pack an emotional wallop. Atmospheric direction by Anthony Harvey and great period costumes by the great Edith Head. One of the best TV movies ever made.


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